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Cantwell starts for Norwich as Lovren comes in for Liverpool

Todd Cantwell (£5.0m) has come through injury doubts to start Norwich’s Gameweek 8 meeting with Aston Villa.

The left-winger was reported to have suffered from a hamstring problem earlier in the week – but manager Daniel Farke was right to be positive about it in his latest press conference.

Still awaiting his first attacking returns since the Canaries’ last home fixture, Cantwell keeps his place on the left of an attacking midfield trio that also includes Marco Stiepermann (£5.4m) and Emi Buendía (£6.0m) in support of Teemu Pukki (£7.2m).

Elsewhere in the Norwich team, budget goalkeeper Michael McGovern (£4.0m) gets his first start of the season as Tim Krul (£4.5m) and Ralf Fährmann (£4.4m) remain ruled out with injuries.

The Northern Ireland international will face an Aston Villa side set up in similar fashion to the 2-2 draw with Burnley last week.

Dean Smith has retained the 4-3-3 formation once again but, for the second match in a row, has deployed Jack Grealish (£5.9m) on the flanks of the front-three, alongside Anwar El Ghazi (£5.5m) and Wesley (£6.0m).

Liverpool’s attacking assets are all as they should be this afternoon, leading the attack in 4-3-3 formation.

The big team news from Anfield is that Dejan Lovren (£5.3m) comes into the side for his first appearance of the season.

That might prove something of a concern for those invested in the Liverpool defence with Joel Matip (£5.5m) still out injured and Joe Gomez (£5.2m) coming in for criticism midweek.

Meanwhile, Leicester arrive on Merseyside with James Maddison (£7.1m) restored to the starting line-up after he missed the Gameweek 7 win over Newcastle.

Owners of Burnley attacking assets will be pleased to Johann Berg Gudmundsson (£5.9m) back in the side, making his first start since Gameweek 3.

The Clarets’ opponents Everton line up with Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£5.8m) leading the one-man attack once again.

Finally, Watford have bravely tried to match Sheffield United’s perplexing 3-5-2 formation with a similar system of their own.

Quique Sanchez Flores has deployed his players in a 3-4-1-2 formation while the Blades remain unchanged.

Burnley XI: Pope; Pieters, Mee, Tarkowski, Lowton; McNeil, Westwood, Hendrick, Gudmundsson; A Barnes, Wood.

Everton XI: Pickford; Digne, Mina, Keane, Coleman; Delph, Schneiderlin; Iwobi, Sigurdsson, Richarlison; Calvert-Lewin.

Liverpool XI: Adrian; Robertson, van Dijk, Lovren, Alexander-Arnold; Wijnaldum, Milner, Fabinho; Mané, Firmino, Salah.

Leicester XI: Schmeichel; Chilwell, Söyüncü, Evans, R Pereira; Ndidi; Maddison, Tielemans, Praet, H Barnes; Vardy.

Norwich XI: McGovern; Lewis, Amadou, Godfrey, Aarons; McLean, Leinter; Cantwell, Stiepermann, Buendía; Pukki

Aston Villa XI: Heaton; Targett, Mings, Engels, Guilbert; McGinn, Nakamba, Hourihane; Grealish, Wesley, El Ghazi.

Watford XI: Foster; Cathcart, Prödl, Kabasele; Holebas, Cleverley, Doucouré, Janmaat; Pereyra; Welbeck, A Gray.

Sheff Utd XI: D Henderson; O’Connell, Egan, Basham; Stevens, Fleck, Norwood, Lundstram, Baldock; Robinson, McBurnie.

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1,915 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Zim0
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 3 days ago

    How bad did Salahs injury look? Do u think he'll be fine by the United game?

    1. F4L
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      looked more impact, so probably

    2. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Might he fit but could he dropped.

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Ha ha. Good one. :).

    3. Regin
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Either way, mane better and cheaper. Time to get rid.

      1. Zim0
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Have both

    4. FOO FIGHTER
      6 months, 3 days ago

      He was walking on his own. Doubt it is that bad.

  2. FDMS All Starz
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Would you WC this lot?

    Pope - Button
    Robbo - VVD - Lunds - Otamendi - Soy
    Salah - Sterling - Kdb - Dendonker - Mount
    Pukki - Abraham - Wickham

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      A lot of money in that defence. I think I would. Pukki, Salah, VVD, Robbo all good but just not happening and very expensive for blanks.

      1. FDMS All Starz
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        But there aren’t many players that are inform that I need to rush and get in tbh

    2. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Nice team. I'd rather have mane instead of salah and TAA instead of Robbo or Vvd. You also need to upgrade Wickam

  3. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Gonna be interesting if Auba gets a hattrick tomorrow - template could be well and truly broken

    1. F4L
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      he should already be the template!

    2. FDMS All Starz
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      2 transfers to swap Salah for Auba

  4. Daddy Kev
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Salah likely to drop 0.2 over the IB.

    1. Rainer
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Mark owns so a rise is more likely.

      1. jtreble
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Ha ha. Another good one. You’re a riot. :).

    2. Luka - Man Like Serbia
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      This is my concern, thinking to get rid sooner

    3. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Highly doubt it

  5. Differential (c)
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    31 (postBAPS) with Gunn, Mahrez, Auba(c), and Abraham to go.
    Mane, Lundstram and Lowton doing the absolute business so far!

    1. Differential (c)
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Pukki->Vardy very likely next GW!

  6. The Man Pastore
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Pretty sure I am gonna do Salah Barnes Pukki - - > Maddison Auba Wilson for - 4pts.

    How does it look?

  7. ceerus
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Salah Pukki 4.5> Auba Maddison Vardy(-8)
    Yay or nay?

    1. Sting
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      nay

    2. Sun Jihai
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      8+ hits rarely pay off

  8. Lukakuna
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Did Pieters look like he got a bad injury?

  9. Dynamic Duos
    • 6 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Son done?

    1. F4L
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      I took him out before this GW. Bigger issue is that Spurs look done

  10. windowview
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Vvd Robertson and Heaton clean sheets all destroyed!

  11. Ógie
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    The injury to Salah did not look that bad and i would expect him to be back after the IB but the flag hanging over his name for two weeks and Mane eclipsing him will surely trigger a tidal wave of sales.

    When the dust settles on gw8 there may only be a £0.3m price diffreance between Mane and Salah.

    1. Daddy Kev
      6 months, 3 days ago

      If Salah was £11.0 and Mané was £12.5, then Mané would still be the better option.

      1. Ógie
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        😯

    2. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Rather have Mane over salah anyway.

  12. hogree
    • 3 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Exact cash for Digne + Pukki --> Soyuncu + Vardy

    How does it look?

    1. The Man Pastore
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Good

    2. Big Bambora
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Premature.

    3. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Good. Wait tho, make sure everyone is fit. Look at price moves

  13. EL tridente
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Pukki to C Wilson for -4?

    1. MTPockets
      • 10 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      2 weeks to think about it

    2. TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Youve already made a transfer LOL?

      1. EL tridente
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Cantwell to Maddison

  14. Nightcrawler
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Will be very hard for city to retain the league with VAR all for pool

    1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Was it a genuine penalty?

      1. Nightcrawler
        6 months, 3 days ago

        No

      2. MTPockets
        • 10 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        yes

      3. elchilangles
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 3 days ago

        was a blatant pen

      4. jason_ni
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Utd fan.. thought it was a fair shout for a pen, cant really despute it.

        1. Nightcrawler
          6 months, 3 days ago

          You're no real utd fan then

          1. jason_ni
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            6 months, 3 days ago

            How so?
            By being able to make an unbiased opinion?
            What grounds would you say that's not a pen?

            1. Nightcrawler
              6 months, 3 days ago

              Blatant dive

              Something pool have got very good at in the past year

              1. jason_ni
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 4 Years
                6 months, 3 days ago

                You are taking the piss.
                Obvious wum

      5. The Senate
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 3 days ago

        VAR wouldn’t change the decision either way

      6. Big Bambora
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Yes without doubt. Just ignore the crap above.

    2. F4L
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      does start to look a bit suspect with these decisions going Pool's way....

      1. Zim0
        • 1 Year
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Did u see wut happened against napoli :"D

    3. Regin
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      It was not var call. It was onfield call

      1. Nightcrawler
        6 months, 3 days ago

        But went to var. If that was city it wud have been overturned. Remember spurs vs city earlier

    4. Marvin de Milo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Oh give it a rest. If you want to cry victim let's talk about City being owned by a country and fiddling FFP rules to buy whoever they want. They'd still be shite if it wasn't for that.

      1. Nightcrawler
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Don't care about city. Hate city just as much but stupid to talk about money when all clubs spending big now

    5. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      OK. To summarise: most think it was a defo. VAR therefore justified. Now some fans think the PL are biased toward Pool? Seriously?

      1. Marvin de Milo
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        There are more clowns on this site than a f**king circus.

        1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Baffling mate.

          Nightcrawler, go and cry somewhere else

      2. Big Bambora
        • 4 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        Just the usual nonsense tbh. Most accusations of bias are made by those who cannot look objectively at situations.

  15. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    if kdb fit

    aguero and pukki to auba and abraham for free

    good moves ?

    1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      I'm doing Kun and Pukki to Vardy and Aub. Have KDB

      1. Ajax Hamsterdam
        • 5 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        nice move. have vardy already 🙂

        1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
          • 8 Years
          6 months, 3 days ago

          Sweet. Amazing fixtures coming up

  16. TAT
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    15 from 6. Already losing ground in mini leagues this GW…

  17. S.Kuqi
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    It breaks my heart but think I'll do Pukki -> Wilson 🙁

    1. Soto Ayam
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Exactly what I'll be doing

    2. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Me too

  18. elchilangles
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 3 days ago

    wildcard activated after worst saturday start of year!

  19. Regin
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Absolutely pukki Captain failure. Alternative Salah also flopped. Should have kept kun as captain. Was worried whether Jesus will start.

  20. jason_ni
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    More or less a dead team winning my work league( 1 transfer back in august)

    200 or rank, 492 points going into the gw.
    Flappy in nets, and guess who he has coming off the bench.. you guessed it, 9 point McGovern.

    Couldn't make it up!

    1. The Senate
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Crikey

    2. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Those ghost ships sink eventually. Just might not be this season.

  21. The Senate
    • 1 Year
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Far too early for a transfer opinion but -
    Digne to Pereira?

    Robbo+James to Pereira + Tielemans (-4)?

    Robbo+Pukki to Vardy+Tomori/Soy (-4)?

    McGov/Foster
    Digne Otamendi Rico Lund Rob
    Son Sterling Mount James Cant
    Auba Abraham Pukki

  22. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Pick one to include on wildcard please?

    A...mane

    B...auba

    Thanks

    1. The Senate
      • 1 Year
      6 months, 3 days ago

      B

    2. dunas_dog
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      B

    3. F4L
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      both...

  23. SAY MY NAME
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    man, this season has been a nightmare so far, great team on paper, dog***** in reality, would definitely have been better off if I had just done auto-pick at start of season!!!

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      season is a write off, it's rather depressing

      1. SAY MY NAME
        • 2 Years
        6 months, 3 days ago

        you can say that again, only my MLs to worry about now, can have some fun with picks at least 🙂

  24. Ode
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Thoughts on this Wc team?

    Ryan
    Tomori Soy Holding
    Son Kdb Sterling Mount
    Auba Abraham Wilson

    Button Rico Diop 4.5m

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Son > ~6m, frees up cash to improve v dodgy defence.

    2. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Good, but I'm worried about spurs. Downgrade Son and throw it at your def

    3. Freddiebell
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Bad defence will get you no where

    4. Ode
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Thanks for the feedback. Did Son to Maddison & Holding to Taa

  25. dshv
    • 2 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Heaton

    Robbo, walker, digne

    Salah, son, cantwell, sterling, mount

    Pukki - wilson

    Subs: rico, lund, green

    WC TEAM:

    Heaton

    Robbo, otamendi, tomori

    Mane, sterling, maddison, mount, yarmolenko

    Wilson - aubameyang

    1. Do it
    2. No

    1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Not just yet. Yarma could get injured in a minute. Chelsea yet to play

    2. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      No

  26. Daddy Kev
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Funny how everyone has been hating on Arsenal all season but now the sheep are jumping on Aubameyang...

    1. Limbo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Now now

  27. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    At least Mane covered Salah and TAA.

    1. Tommy Tynans Left Shin Pad
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Oooooh....!!!!

    2. Business Cat
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Burn 😆

  28. Sun Jihai
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    Hopefully Haller does the business - think he's a bit more of a differential now, haven't seen him in as many teams

    1. SAY MY NAME
      • 2 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      I've got him, need him to rescue my day!

    2. zon
      • 5 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      I've got Haller and Cresswell. Latter was a pretty liberate transfer after Aurier got sent off.

  29. Soto Ayam
    6 months, 3 days ago

    You know it's been a bad week when 8 out of 11 have played, Salah is captain, scored 21 points and Lundstraum is the highest scoring player

  30. davies
    • 5 Years
    6 months, 3 days ago

    How to fit all these on a wc?

    Mane
    Sterling
    KDB
    Auba
    Vardy

    1. Zico Senna
      • 8 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      easy

    2. Max City
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      6 months, 3 days ago

      Bring them all in then build the rest of the squad